Recipe: Chocolate Chip Biscuits

We keep a well-stocked baking cupboard, just in case we need a yummy treat and the shops are closed (and because we also like baking!). This recipe is a tried and tested one in our household, and can be made with or without chocolate chips. The basic biscuit recipe can also be altered easily should you need to – try leaving out the cocoa powder and just add chocolate chips for example. Toddler also likes to cut out different shapes with his play-doh cookie cutters (cleaned beforehand obviously!).

These are the vegan ones made for a friend as a thank you gift.

These are the vegan ones made for a friend as a thank you gift.

I made some of these today for a vegan friend, substituting the soft spread with Pure Soya Spread, using soya milk and Green & Blacks 70% chocolate broken up with a rolling pin.


225g self raising flour
100g caster sugar
100g margarine
3 tbsp cocoa powder
5 tbsp milk
Several drops vanilla essence
Chocolate chips – use either 50g from baking section, or use a rolling pin to break up a choc bar

  • Preheat oven to 190 oC. Line 2 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
  • Put the flour, sugar and cocoa powder into a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Rub in the margarine.
  • Add the chocolate drops and mix in.
  • Add the milk and vanilla essence, and using a wooden spoon, combine until the mixture forms a soft dough.
  • Put the dough onto a lightly floured surface and roll to ¼ inch thick. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut out the biscuits and place onto the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes.


Will keep for several days in an airtight container (if you can resist eating them for that long!).


2 thoughts on “Recipe: Chocolate Chip Biscuits

  1. Mmm yum! I’m going to give these a try. I’ve only tried to make biscuits once before, and Austin’s response (he ate absolutely anything in those days) was ‘yuk. Horrible.’ It put me off trying again! It sounds as though you can’t go too wrong with these ones though….

    • Yep, these are pretty fail safe! I once forgot to add sugar to a muffin recipe so don’t see myself as the world’s greatest baker, but these bicuits do turn out pretty yummy! The tricky bit i found was rolling them out thin enough when they have choc chips in as they seem to get in the way a bit at times.

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